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A fun twist on the traditional pie, this pumpkin pie filling features molasses as a main ingredient.
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5 from 2 votes

Molasses Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Molasses pumpkin pie is a perfect traditional dessert for your Thanksgiving feast! This old fashioned pumpkin pie recipe with molasses is a hit with guests! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: molasses pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 366kcal


  • 1 pie shell uncooked, rolled and ready to be filled
  • 1 can pumpkin filling 15oz can - make sure it's pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling!
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses, unsulfured
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • dash nutmeg
  • 4 eggs seperated


  • Prepare your pie crust or use a premade shell. It should be in the pie plate ready to go. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin filling with the sugar.
  • Microwave the molasses for about 30 seconds to get it a bit more runny, and less thick. Combine with the pumpkin mixture.
  • Add in the yolks of the 4 eggs, mixing well. If you've heated the molasses too much you might need to temper the eggs into the mixture when adding. 
  • Add all the spices into the pumpkin puree mixture.
  • In a seperate bowl, fluff the egg whites with a mixer until light and airy. You want to beat past soft peaks, to stiff peaks.
  • Fold in the egg whites until the mixture is just combined. Try not to lose the air in the egg whites.
  • Place on a middle rack and back for approximately 40 mins, checking for doneness. 



You might need to place a cookie sheet below the pie to catch any over flow.
If the edges of the pie crust begin to brown to quickly, place foil or pie shields over.


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 8935IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.6mg